Middle East Jordan using new antiterror law to stifle dissent, democracy activists say (+video)

Since September, dozens of political activists have been arrested. Jordan said Friday that a Jordanian warplane had crashed in Syria and its pilot had been captured by Islamic State, which claims to have downed the aircraft.  

By , Correspondent

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Three years ago, Rani Zawahreh was at the forefront of Jordan’s Arab Spring-inspired pro-democracy movement, leading weekly protests demanding an end to corruption and far-reaching political reforms curbing King Abdullah’s powers.